Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Stars: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Running time: 146 minutes
A performance of tremendous wit, vitality and lusty defiance by Sônia Braga drives Brazilian film-maker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s remarkable second feature. A portrait of a 65-year-old woman refusing to be bullied out of her seafront apartment by developers, Aquarius is both a powerful celebration of its independent heroine and a scathing satire on institutional corruption.